Thursday, May 25, 2006

Today's entry is brought to you by Starbucks Breakfast Blend, Venti size.
Yesterday I was elected to spend the day with the guy from the consulting firm Microsoft sent over to examine our licenses.
Unfortunately for everyone that didn't want to be involved in the process, I was completely honest with the guy about every single piece of software we use. Even stuff that Microsoft doesn't own. If they'd wanted someone to take one for the team or lie to protect the company, I'm sure they would have selected someone else.
I told my boss (and as a matter of fact the Microsoft licensing guy) that I have no intention of going to prison for these people. In fact, after the consultant left I emailed him my resume attached to 15 more missing Office 2003 Professional licenses I uncovered. No sense holding back, right? And those are only $400 each so my resume submission only cost the company $6k.
Today promises to be another fun-filled day of sifting through message forums from two years ago for solutions that were solved by software updates we haven't been approved to purchase.
Of course, I've already flung myself all over the job boards almost at random.

Oh, I almost forgot! Yesterday I got my very first (blog-related) anonymous death threat! How cool is that!?!?! I'm hoping for a legitimate stalker by the end of the year, but for now I'll just institute a policy of not offering "" email addresses to anyone who threatens to do that. You know who you are. Get your own domain, anonymous.

To close, I'll swing this back around to geeky by offering this link to Space Colony Artwork from the 70s - provided by NASA!
I'll spoil it a bit by letting you know that there isn't a single lightsaber in the entire set.

1 comment:

Andrew Moore said...

Wow. First Eric S. Raymond and now you with the death threats.

Thanks for the link . . . oh the geeky memories it brings back . . . all those dusty space books from the school library. And dusty bigfoot books.